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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Review: Chapterhouse - Captain Canuck #2

Toronto is under attack and a hero lies dying in the street.

Such is the scene readers will witness in the opening pages of Captain Canuck #2 when Canada's costumed crime fighter returns to stores next week from Chapterhouse Publishing.

As Northguard goes down, Agent Ritchie desperately tries to keep her partner safe from Pharos, the rampaging alien menace currently laying waste to Dundas Square. Learning of their predicament, Manon DesChamps calls in the cavalry and a squad of highly trained soldiers jump into action, transforming Toronto into a warzone as they engage the creature.

Seizing the opportunity, Agent Ritchie quickly moves to get Northguard onboard a nearby aircraft to receive the medical attention he needs. As they take to the air, Pharos continues his attack on the city, decimating all who dare to get in his way. In a desperate attempt to end the situation, the military calls in a pair of fighter jets who proceed to unleash a barrage of fiery missiles on the creature. However, despite taking a direct hit, Pharos remains standing.

The issue then takes readers back to Flin Flon where we join Tom Evans as he watches the attack on television - just as Pharos mysteriously disappears in a flash of golden light. Knowing he should be in the city to help, Tom prepares to leave, but is stopped short when he is called to a band meeting on the reserve he calls home. Going before the council, Tom prepares to plead his case, but before a judgment can be passed, Agent Ritchie and P.A.C.T. arrive to recruit Captain Canuck to their cause, begging him to aid in stopping the creature before it is too late.

Meanwhile, Pharos shows up in Ottawa and the military quickly moves to intercept. In the thick of things, we also discover that Redcoat and the people of Equilibrium are also on scene and ready to lay waste to this threat once and for all.

Joining the mission is scientist Parminder Patel, who's desperate to see the creature up close and personal once again. A wish she sees granted after Pharos engages her people and quickly proves just how powerful he really is - and how vastly outmatched her people are. Now trapped within a blazing ring of burning rubble, Dr. Patel has absolutely nowhere to go.

As Pharos continues his advance, she is horrified to realize that this is where she'll die...

...Until Captain Canuck arrives on the scene to save the day!

The latest issue of Captain Canuck is one seriously awesome rollercoaster ride of a read! Kalman Andrasofszky and Leonard Kirk have crafted an exciting page-turner of a tale that explodes with action straight from the get-go, and ends on a cliff-hanger that is guaranteed to have readers crying out to the comic book gods for more!

Rating: 5/5 - "Playing out like a Michael Bay movie on meth, the latest issue of Captain Canuck continues to build towards the ultimate confrontation between man and monster."

Captain Canuck #2 arrives on newsstands Wednesday, January 24th.

And, if you're looking for more Chapterverse adventures, be sure to pop on over to the official Chapterhouse Publishing website.
Until next time, Infinite Earths fans!

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